BETTER COACHES, BETTER PLAYERS
The Huronia District Soccer Association board has approved the formation of a Coach Development Programme.
The initiative is designed to develop the skills of coaches working at clubs within the district and to assist them in preparing for Ontario Soccer courses up to provincial Pre-B and B Licences and national licences.
The CDP will be headed by Steve Payne, the HDSA Technical Director, an approved instructor and Master Learning Facilitator for Ontario Soccer.
Payne holds the Union of European Football Associations Pro-Licence, considered the highest award in the world, and has assessed candidates taking the UEFA A Licence.
Coaches interested in participating in this new programme are asked to email the Technical Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coaches taking part will attend at the HDSA Centre of Excellence in Alliston on Saturdays.
The plan is for two groups of coaches to attend at the training every other week.
Coaches will be guided in the principles, philosophy and requirements of Long Term Player Development and the relevant coaching courses and take part in practical sessions.
Coach development is the an important part of LTPD.
The Huronia CDP programme will be free of charge for coaches.